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:wink: To all of the 296,250 and other Uniden scanner owners that radios uses the original battery pack. I had a battery pack made for $15 including the batteries 4 of the AA 2500mah standard size nickel-metal hydride rechargeable. It is larger than the original pack but will fit in to the radio. I fully charged it last night. started running the 296 at 9:15 AM and is still going strong .
 
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:wink: To all of the 296,250 and other Uniden scanner owners that radios uses the original battery pack. I had a battery pack made for $15 including the batteries 4 of the AA 2500mah standard size nickel-metal hydride rechargeable. It is larger than the original pack but will fit in to the radio. I fully charged it last night. started running the 296 at 9:15 AM and is still going strong .
BC296 started beeping at 5:45 PM
 

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For the 296.

The radio runs between 280-300 mah with digital card enabled.

Charge rate is around 100 mah so to fully charge the battery with the supplied wall wart it will take 25 hours. (And makes for a nice hand warmer if the radio is running while charging):lol:

Custom battery pack fully charged at 2500 mah should run around 8.33+ hours before complaining about low battery.

Phil.
 

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if i wanted the 296 to charge the 2500 mAh pack faster what do i need to buy?
thanks
 

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djscanner said:
if i wanted the 296 to charge the 2500 mAh pack faster what do i need to buy?
thanks
An external charger.
 

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friedthat said:
yea no **** , i think what they mean is where you can get one and specifics of it.. dumb^ss
I'm glad your having to interpret what they were trying to say. Your wisdom is most welcome.

I'm sure he wanted to know how he could charge the new battery back faster inside of his radio. However this is not possible. Therfor my answer was to the point. The only way to charge the batteries faster is externally.
 

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djscanner said:
if i wanted the 296 to charge the 2500 mAh pack faster what do i need to buy?
thanks
I have a werid question to ask you. Why did you come up with a new User Name (friedthat) to ask the same quesiton? :roll:
 

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lol regardless of what the name is, or who is asking.
you still didn't answer the question at hand, which is, where do you buy an external charger. cause i have looked!!
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Personally I use the MH-C777PLUS-II Universal LCD Charger. What is great about this charger is it has an "alligator clip-lead cable" adapter. I have the Molex connector connected the adapter cable so all I do is take the battery pack out of the radio and plug it in. By the way, I have 2 battery packs, thus always have a charged battery pack. This isn’t the easiest way to do it, however it works great.
 

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Oh my God just became a member with 6 post and he is already downgrading everyone. Must of not of looked to hard. Can find em at RS (radio shack) for us dumb a^^'s, wal-mart, Batteries Plus. etc. Keep up the good work! Thanks Eric.
 

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Dropping the "S" bomb and calling a mod a dumb bass in a thread. Not cool at all.

As mentioned the maha charger is the best option for for rapid charging specialty packs. However it will cost a few bucks.
 
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